Let's Go Fishin'

Which Rod Do You Start With?

    Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.  My name is Christopher and since I’ve been fishing, hunting and camping for the past 30 years, I thought I would share some tips, tricks and suggestions to help people want to get started enjoying the outdoors or for those who may want to to try different types of equipment or techniques.

    I was about 5 or 6 years ole when I received my first rod and reel combo which was a Zebco 202 solid fiberglass rod.  My so called “tackle box” was a collection of sandwich bags that contained a few hooks, a bobber or 2 and of course I had a small tin can of worms which I had collected from our backyard.  So just like that I was off to catch my first of many fish. 

An Affordable Rod for Beginners

Ugly Stik GX2

   Today, however, fishing is more of an art form and more advanced than those of us that started our with the Zebcos or just a cane pole and some type of bait.  If I were going to choose a rod today to start would probably be the Ugly Stik GX2 for freshwater type fishing.  For around $40, this one piece rod is lightweight for most beginners and virtually indestructible.  One that I owned only broke because the large full cooler fell on it in the back of the truck.

    

A Step Up

Ugly Stik Elite

    If you’re wanting a rod that is a step up and is a little more in price, the Ugly Stik Elite which is approximately 7 feet long, medium to heavy weight with additional graphite works well.  The only drawback to this rod  for me is that the handle did not conform to my hand the way I liked.

    Currently I own about 20 rods of all different brands and sizes for all types of fishing, I couldn’t possibly mention all those in this one blog, so check back for more information I’ll be sharing.

    Thanks again and have a great day.

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